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Review of Jotul --- F500 Oslo -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- F500 Oslo -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 1,100 | House Size (Sq feet): 3,000
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: 1725
Location : Erie, PA 16501,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Soltice

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Controlable surface temps, clear glass fire viewing, efficient on wood, ease of use with fire screen

Dislikes: none observed

Comments: My fifth woodstove purchased in the last 25 years. All my previous stoves were Vermont Castings and my last was a VC Encore. This stove is by far better than any I've owned. I wanted a stove that was top loading but this stove is fine as a side loader, top loading and non cat are not common. So far this stove heats my large home well which is amazing since it is a multilevel. I highly recommend!

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004